The effect of helio-geomagnetic activity on the proceedings in the emergency department of two Greek hospitals

P. Preka-Papadema, X. Moussas, M. Noula, H. Katranitsa, A. Theodoropoulou, Ch Katsavrias, Ch Vasiliou, E. Kontogeorgou, S. M. Tsaliki, K. Kailas, Th Papadima

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Abstract

Study of the solar and geomagnetic activity influence on the emergency proceedings in Greece, for selected months of solar cycle 23 and especially for the year 2005 is presented. We examined the time association between the magnetic storms (Dst geomagnetic index), daily numbers of solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) with the emergency proceedings. The sample of about 30000 cases from two Greek hospitals (The General Hospital of the town of Lamia and The General Hospital of the town of Veria) analyzed according to diagnoses. The cardiological, neurological, accidents (multitrauma and burns) and oncological patients as well as in partially pathological/surgical patients showed an increase during periods of high helio-geomagnetic activity. In order to strengthen this result, more data need to be collected and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference of the Balkan Physical Union - Organized by the Hellenic Physical Society with Cooperation of the Physics Departments of Universities in Greece
Pages893-898
Number of pages6
Volume1203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th International Conference of the Balkan Physical Union - Alexandroupolis, Greece
Duration: 9 Sep 200913 Sep 2009

Other

Other7th International Conference of the Balkan Physical Union
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAlexandroupolis
Period9/09/0913/09/09

Keywords

  • Magnetic storms
  • Solar cycles
  • Space weather
  • Substorms
  • Sunspots

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